'Gravity' eclipses 'Captain Phillips' at weekend box office
Derrik J. Lang
This photo released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows, from left, Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Mahat Ali, in a scene from the film, "Captain Phillips," releasing in the US on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The amateur actors of Somali descent from Minneapolis made their film debut acting as Somali pirates alongside the two-time Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Copyright Sony - Columbia Pictures, Jasin Boland
October 13, 2013 - 4:28 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "Gravity" won't be held down.
The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure starring Sandra Bullock landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates Sunday.
"Gravity" earned $44.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $123.4 million.
Sony's "Captain Phillips" launched in second place with $26 million. The high seas drama stars Tom Hanks as a cargo ship captain who is held captive by Somali pirates.
The animated Sony movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" slurped up third place in its third weekend with $14.2 million.
News from © The Associated Press, 2013